“To live is Christ” is possible because we are graciously granted entrance into God’s New Covenant with mankind through the man Christ Jesus. A covenant of unconditional love. A covenant of unbreakable hope.
“To live is Christ” means when suffering comes, and it will, we can trust that God will always give and take away whatever is best for us. Why? Because on the cross he already gave us what he will never take away – Jesus. His life. His righteousness. His eternity. His forever love.
Only as we are made more and more aware of our sin (you are the man), and convinced more and more that we have died to that sin (blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity), will sin then die in our lives as we rely less and less on the self and more and more on “to live is Christ.”
Do you feel like a dead dog today? Can you hear the voice of the King saying to you, “Come my beloved son, come my beloved daughter, and feast at my table.” Can you hear the voice of God inviting you to be swallowed up in his unconditional love and grace through Christ? Once an enemy, now a child of the King. Once outside, now inside. Once a dead dog, now “to live is Christ.”
Genesis 11:4. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name
Genesis 9:13. I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Martin